Connect Church affirms and abides by the articles of the Baptist Faith & Message (2000)
Holy Spirit inspired, authoritative Word of God and eternally reliable. (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16)
There is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Isaiah 44:6, Phil 1:12, John 1:1, Heb. 1:8, Acts 5:3-4)
We affirm the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in power and glory. (Matt 1:23, John 1:14, John 8:58, Luke 24:39,1 Cor. 15:14, Col. 2:9)
We affirm the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We affirm that the Holy Spirit provides one or more spiritual gifts to all believers, manifesting them as He wills. (Matt.28:19, Romans 8:9, 1 Cor. 12, 2 Cor. 13:14)
Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the same body He died in after being in the grave for three days. He was raised in a glorified, physical body (still retaining his crucifixion wounds). He ascended bodily into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and rules heaven and earth. (John 2:19; 1 Cor. 15;Luke 24:39).the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We affirm the one universal Church, which is the Body of Christ. We affirm Christ as its head. We affirm all that are born again as its members. We affirm the church’s purpose as offering worship to God, fellowship, ministry and instruction to itself, and evangelism and service to the world. We affirm the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:24, Romans 3:28)